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Can I share my Wifi connection on my iPad?

I'll be going away in a couple of days, and I believe that where I am going, the WiFi is restricted to one device being connected at once. However, I would like to have internet access on both my ...
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How do you get iPhone to share contacts with Mac Messages app?

When I get a new text, it appears both in the Messages app on my iPhone and in the Messages app on my Mac. The iPhone text show the person's name, and the Mac text only shows the person's number. I ...
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Changing my home address in iOS 7 not picked up in Maps or notification center

I need to change my home address, following this post. I've moved, so I need to update my address, but it does not seem to work. My new street address does not exist in the map (as I've moved to a ...
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How can I make SwiftKey the default on iOS 8?

I've recently upgraded my iPhone 5s to iOS 8, and installed SwiftKey. I really like it, and I'd like it to be the default, but my keyboard keeps switching back to the default. I can switch back to the ...
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How to clear new Music app's cache of streaming music on iOS?

I have the latest iOS on my iPad and iPhone with the new Music app. I speculate the Music app's cache of downloaded streaming songs is taking about 1.5 to 2.0 GB of space, which is causing both of my ...
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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...
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How do I update the primary email address used by my Apple ID when using Find My iDevice?

I have an Apple ID that I use for both the App/iTunes Stores and for iCloud. Because I originally created it years ago, it's an email address I no longer use, let's call it dan@old.com. I would like ...
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My MacBook Pro will boot up but won't login

My 2013 MacBook Pro will turn on fine and go to the user profile page. When I click my profile type password and login it gets to 50% on the loading bar and freezes.
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High CPU time of Finder in El Capitan

I have extremely high CPU time for Finder use after updating to El Capitan version 10.11.0 I've tried: Rebooting the Mac Resetting SMC Resetting NVRAM The machine is borderline unusable with ...
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Is it still possible to get @icloud.com email address?

Set up a new iCloud account for someone and I am not seeing the option to set up an @icloud.com address and use the free email service. Does anyone know if this is still possible and how to go about ...
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Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Man, installing bootcamp on my late 2013 15" Retina MBP is a challenge! I was struggling for a very long time with the issue of not having any control og mouse/keyboard when entering the windows ...
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Junos Pulse Crashing on El Capitan (10.11), Causing Keychain Issues?

Whenever I attempt to start a VPN Connection with Junos Pulse (Version 5.0.11) on El Capitan it freezes midway through connecting and my login keychain becomes inaccessible to any other apps. The only ...
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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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How to install OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on VirtualBox 4.3?

I've seen a lot of variants of this question, but most are pretty old, and don't quite match my use case. How the heck do you get 10.8 (Mountain Lion) running on the latest version of VirtualBox, ...
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After restoring my iPhone from an iCloud backup, all my photos are greyed out. How can I get them back?

The Problem I got a new iPhone 6 a while ago, and after restoring from an iCloud backup over wifi, all of the photos/videos in my Photos app show up grey. It's as if my phone knows the photos should ...
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Google Drive doesn't appear on my Finder

I can see Dropbox but I can't find Google Drive on my Finder. If I want to sync a file to GDrive, I have to open the folder GDrive by click on the symbol of Gdrive. It's very inconvenient. I'm ...
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What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for Xcode development on OS X?

I am a freelancer programmer and so far I have only worked on projects on Windows platform. I don't have much idea about OS X hardware. I am not looking for a very high end configuration but ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro with Retina display?

I bought a Macbook Pro with Retina display (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB ...
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No explicit songs show on my music

I just purchased a bunch of new songs through the iTunes store on my computer and one by one I saw them being iClouded onto my iPhone. I was very happy about this until I noticed that none of the ...
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How can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan?

I would like to give names to different spaces; currently a new space get the default name Desktop n where n is a number. How can I give it a meaningful name?
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Make the menu bar in Yosemite opaque

In Mavericks and earlier, it was possible to make the menu bar opaque, rather than the default translucent look. Now in Yosemite, it looks like translucency is the default, and the setting is gone ...
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How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?

Using a shell script or Terminal, how do I overwrite files that may or may not be present. I looked at man page for cp, it said use the -f argument to force overwrite. But, it does nothing. $ cp -f ...
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How do i install OS X on new hard drive? I have macbook pro mid 2010.

I have 13 inch mid 2010 macbook pro. Just installed new 1T hard drive but now am hesitating on what to do next. I have my old hard drive converted to external drive and a back up drive as well.
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How to properly install Kali Linux on MacBook Air (dual-boot with El Capitan)

I updated to El Capitan yesterday (on MacBook Air 2014). I then decided to install Kali Linux 2.0, and boy it's been one problem after another, so far nothing has gone the way it's supposed to. ...
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“sudo apt-get install” on OS X Mavericks

My understanding is that you need to install 'Fink' before an apt-get will work in the Terminal on OS X, but there isn't a Fink binary installer yet for Mavericks. Does anyone know what the best ...
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Is it possible to access a list of wifi networks my iPhone has used?

I understand I may have to jailbreak my phone to access this, but is there a way to view a list of networks my iPhone has remembered and get info on the date they were last accessed? I know there are ...
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problem accessing localhost on Mac OS X Mavericks…it was working fine until I rebooted today

I am perplexed about the problem I am having and would really appreciate help resolving it. I have an iMac running Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 I have set up my apache to serve documents from the ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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How to hide Snapchat best friends list

Actually how can we hide the best friends list in snapchat without unblocking friends bc unblocking them making them disappear from my snapchat friends list so we need to re-add them everytime we do. ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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How do I get the date to show up on pictures with an iPhone 5?

How do I get the date to show on pictures? I have an iPhone 5?
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Can you still download Yosemite if not can i clean install Yosemite from a USB stick made for another machine?

Ive got several computers that i manage, last week just before the release of El Capitan i upgrade one of them to Yosemite, i now want to upgrade the rest to Yosemite (the reason im not going straight ...
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Is it possible to have two phones (one of which an iPhone) on the same number without changing the SIM card?

I have always wondered whether it was possible to use the same phone number on an "emergency phone" in case the main one gets lost.
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How can iPhone see android emoji?

My girlfriend has an Android phone and when she text me on my new iPhone, emoji like ;-) appear as is and not as a winking smiley. Is there a way to change that?
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How to setup Apple Mail so it truly removes email from Google?

After a lo-ho-hot of trial and error to get this to work properly I still was not able to find the sweet spot. The problem is simple. I am on OSX Yosemite and use the Mail.APP for my Google Apps for ...
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Why does Apple recommend a 2TB FD over a 1TB Fusion Drive for iMacs with 32GB of memory?

Under the 'Choose Storage' section on Apple's iMac configuration page there is a blue link titled 'How much storage is right for you? (Choose Storage) '. In that dialog it says: For the best ...
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Apple Watch won't send iMessages

When I go to send a text message on my Apple Watch, whether it be through Siri or the messages app, it always tries to send a text message (green) rather than a iMessage (blue). I have tried turning ...
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How do I remove unused partition (El Capitan)?

I have a partition that I no longer use. I've tried erasing with the disk utility GUI, but when I try to remove (with the '-' minus button on the partition view) this feature is disabled. I've also ...
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Will the new 2015 “MacBook” be able to run VMs effectively? Windows especially

I currently use a 2Ghz i7 x 8gb Memory 2013 MacAir. With this I am able to effectively run a windows 8 VM running Visual Studio Professional and other developement apps simultaneously, or Ubuntu and ...
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Is there a user font for San Francisco in El Capitan?

I thought the new Apple font was called San Francisco, but I cannot find it in the font list of the Keynote.app for my Mac. Is it called another way or it is not available for Keynote? I am currently ...
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How to stop using iCloud Music Library on Mac and iOS?

While trying Apple Music this summer, I must have switched on the iCloud Music Library functions. I finished using Apple Music, and I would like to get rid of that iCloud Music Library. I'd like to ...
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MacBook Pro refuses to boot/recover, hangs at “white screen”

I am somewhat new to caring for Macs, but one has been left in my care and I have not been able to restore it to working order yet. Here are the symptoms: The MacBook Pro would hang with a "white ...
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Photos stopped uploading to iCloud. What can I do?

After updating to OS X 10.10.3, I opened Photos.app and imported my iPhoto library. Around ~3,000 photos were uploaded to iCloud, but the upload process stopped before the remaining 7,200 photos were ...
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Blocked sign-in attempt to Google Account

This morning I had an email in my Inbox from Google saying "We recently blocked a sign-in attempt to your Google Account (Date & Time: Saturday, January 10, 2015 3:01:26 AM UTC Location: Oxford, ...
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What is com.apple.bird? Why does it grow so big?

Trying to clean up their hard disk, some users discover ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.bird is pretty big. In the order of too many Gigabytes. What is it?
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Stop syncing Safari History through iCloud between 1 or more computers or iOS devices

If I uncheck the Safari option under iCloud settings either on a Mac or an iOS device will the links stop syncing between devices?
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If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work?

If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work? I turned off Location Services, but iOS 8.3 is allowing me to leave Find My iPad turned on. The message underneath says though: ...
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Can't create new notebook in Microsoft OneNote for Mac

When I try to create a new notebook in OneNote for Mac, I receive the following error: Cannot Create This Notebook The location may not be available at this time, or you might not have ...
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Using El Capitan, can I create a bootable Windows 7 USB?

I have an El Capitan, can I create a bootable USB of Windows 7? I also have a Windows 7 ISO. I need to use a USB since I will be reformatting a netbook without DVD/CD-ROM drive.
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that ...